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Automatic braking is a great safety feature which will soon be standard on virtually all new cars in the United States.

But Triple A says don’t trust it to keep you out of an accident.

Some automatic braking systems are designed to slow a car down, which won’t necessarily prevent an accident. And even the systems designed to bring a car to a full stop don’t always prevent a collision.

Once you sign up for a subscription you expect to pay the same price every month, right?

Yet the New York Times says that’s not the case at Amazon with its subscribe and save program. The Times says a pack of lint rollers jumped in price by 50 percent in a few months.

In fact, in Amazon’s online forums, customers have complained about the same thing. Amazon didn’t comment on the story.

Stocks end at a 2 week low.

The Dow fell 66 points.

There was heavy selling in health-care shares, sparked by intensifying outrage over the pricing of epipens by Mylan Pharmaceuticals.

Before you whip out the plastic to pay a college tuition bill, it’s worth checking the fine print for fees.

About 85 percent of the largest U.S. colleges and universities let students pay tuition with a credit card, and 57 percent of card-accepting schools tack on a service fee that averaged 2.62 percent.

That’s according to credit cards dot com.

Dogs are known to lower stress and teach families lessons in responsibility — but dog ownership costs money too.

Just how much though?

The first year of dog ownership will cost anywhere from 13-hundred for smaller dogs up to 18-hundred for the largest breeds, that’s according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. That includes one-time expenses such as spaying, neutering, training, initial medical fees and a crate.

After that it’s about 6oo to 800 dollars a year.

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